Most Underrated Brewery...

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  1. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,217) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    That's what the "Which brewery has gained a following the fastest" thread is for:wink:
     
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  2. NGennaroL777

    NGennaroL777 Initiate (95) Aug 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    jhavs said it. Lost Nation is way under appreciated. I met the head brewer last year. Good dude. They had a beer that was like an orgasm in my mouth. Just unreal. I regret to this day that I didn't get a growler of it.
     
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  3. Wobbly

    Wobbly Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2013 Missouri

    On this site, pick almost any classic British or German brewery and you will find an underrated brewery. Samuel Smith, Fuller's, Young's all come to mind from Britain.
     
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  4. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,296) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Sly Fox. I think they make some of the best lagers in America. I love visiting their brew pub when I am in the area just to taste their latest creations. Abita also makes several styles well and their latest releases have all been really tasty.
     
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  5. Gunch52

    Gunch52 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    2nd shift for me as well
     
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  6. Stevem68

    Stevem68 Meyvn (1,040) May 14, 2015 Ohio
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    How about the Brew Kettle & Hoppin Frog. There local for me and I overlook them from time to time. But everything they do is solid
     
  7. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (640) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Pipeworks
     
  8. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (396) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    I love Pipeworks, but they are not underrated. They are hyped quite a bit in chicago.

    I think Spiteful would be my answer at the current moment. But with Brickstone now canning, that may change soon.
     
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  9. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (358) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    The sadly defunct-for-now Enlightenment. Fantastic saisons, pretty overlooked even locally because, well... saisons. Those of us in the know will certainly miss them.
     
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  10. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (640) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Good they should be!
     
  11. iamthecarlos

    iamthecarlos Initiate (145) Jan 2, 2015 California
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    Noble was batting 1.000 with me, and then they made sorachi ace showers lol

    I still love them though!
     
  12. Monktastic7

    Monktastic7 Initiate (151) Jun 6, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I personally Tired Hands doesn't get nearly enough credit however I admit I am a bit of a "fangirl" for them.
     
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  13. Jnashed

    Jnashed Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Virginia

    Although I do not like Purple Haze . I agree some of their newer beers including Wrought Iron IPA are very good
     
  14. WillQC4Beer

    WillQC4Beer Initiate (0) May 1, 2014 Vermont

    I've recently been exposed to Neshaminy Creek and I feel like they get next to no love on here, they're producing some great stuff
     
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  15. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (2,055) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois

  16. Monktastic7

    Monktastic7 Initiate (151) Jun 6, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I personally wasn't a huge fan of it but "Shape of Hops to Come" has gotten some decent love and attention.
     
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  17. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Disciple (359) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas
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    Ozark Beer Company in Rogers Arkansas. Their BDCS was one of the best beers I've ever had and was definitely better than most of the hyped barrel aged stouts on BA. The APA and Belgian are great, as well. By the end of the year, they should be canning their IPA, Cream Stout and Onyx Coffee Stout. I can't wait for distribution to Oklahoma. :sunglasses:
     
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  18. October

    October Initiate (103) Jul 10, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Fat Heads. Yes they are local but I honestly have not had a bad beer from them and Head Hunter is a massively underrated IPA.
     
  19. BaronRVH

    BaronRVH Initiate (186) Jan 18, 2010 Ohio

    What's the latest count of U.S. breweries, according to the Brewers Association - 3,464 at the end of 2014? I'm sure there are a ton of all-time greatly under-valued breweries except to those customers who know that great local one and they support it with patronage and by turning on their friends, families and acquaintances.
     
  20. BaronRVH

    BaronRVH Initiate (186) Jan 18, 2010 Ohio

    I think Head Hunter has won a few awards... Great beers!
     
  21. echardcore

    echardcore Initiate (74) Nov 27, 2009 New Jersey

    Stoudt's in PA. Best Maibock ever. Excellent Pils which got bronze at WBC.
     
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  22. BeerPredator

    BeerPredator Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 Indiana

    Idk where you guys are at in Indiana, but Taxman in Bargersville is outstanding as well. They specialize in Belgium beers and have great food too. They apparently are gonna start a canning line and sour brewing too.
     
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  23. DrippingI

    DrippingI Initiate (181) Apr 12, 2012 Indiana

    I'm located in Indy. Been meaning to go to Taxman as I've had a couple of their stuff at La Margarita and heard they make some quality stuff. Though, didn't they just start up like a year or two ago? Seems a bit too early for them to start canning.
     
  24. BeerPredator

    BeerPredator Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 Indiana

    Its definately early you're right. I think it'll be a while before they start canning/making sours but one of the bartenders told me they bought the old building south of their brewery (think it is an old fire station?) that they are gonna do that in. Im assuming they have to fix it up and everything first of course, so not sure how long it will take.

    Regardless, heavily recommend swinging by the brewpub for a couple pints; the tripel and ipa are both solid. they also usually have a Brewmaster's special, which is one of their beers that they put a twist on by adding an ingredient, barrel aging it, etc.
     
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  25. RLM15

    RLM15 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2013 California

    green flash
     
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  26. Ford

    Ford Champion (817) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    And the head brewer really is into guitars. He is/was a poster on Thegearpage.net where I frequent.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Champion (817) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Real Ale out of Blanco, Texas. They are now a medium to large craft brewery. Everything they put out is solid, but they aren't the cool new guy to go buy beer from. They just make great beer regularly.
     
  28. wonothesane42

    wonothesane42 Devotee (474) Jan 22, 2013 New Jersey

    I'm sure many will disagree but I think Epic Brewing out of Utah is very underrated, with the exception of Big Bad Baptist, many of their beers are quite tasty.
     
  29. capnamerica

    capnamerica Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Arkansas

    Awesome. I don't think we'll be canning the Onyx Coffee Stout that soon though.
     
  30. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Devotee (470) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    I'll put in a nod for a little known (Maybe outside of Colorado) brewery called Elevation in the middle of nowhere- Poncha Springs. (BFE)

    They have awesome hoppy beers and their barrel aged offerings are phenominal- Oil Man and False Summit are spectacular

    Oh, - and River North Brewery in CO is also becoming one of my favorites and not garnering much national attention
     
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  31. Antg8989

    Antg8989 Champion (825) Jul 18, 2014 New Jersey

    Flying Dog for sure. No liquor store employees seem to like them, the only beer anybody seems to talk about is raging bitch, yet the consistently put out solid brews every 3 months.
     
  32. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Savant (999) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    I agree they put out some really good stuff but their bottle pricing is borderline insane. Their can stuff is reasonably priced but their bottled stuff is...a serious joke.
     
  33. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Meyvn (1,267) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana

    I really enjoyed the Raspberry Gulch that I stumbled upon when I was in Colorado.
     
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  34. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Meyvn (1,267) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana

    I'll go with 2 locals and then a regional. Locally, Urban Chestnut is pretty awesome if you are looking for traditional styles and new takes on them. Their German lagers are second to none in the US (at least I haven't found comparable yet). Also 4 Hands makes consistently good beers all the time and then the occasional big, barrel aged, highly sought after beer.

    Regionally, I will always go back to Founders. I know that no one really considers them underrated, but the everyday beers they put out (I'm talking Porter, Dirty Bastard, All Day) are really good at a good price point. Also, their seasonals are rarely a miss for me, especially when you add their recent black IPA's and there is always FBS.
     
  35. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (239) Jan 16, 2007 New Jersey
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    Right on both selections. As drinks writer Lew Bryson put it: "Well, yeah, but...this IS southeastern Pennsylvania, the best place for lagers outside of central Europe."
     
  36. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Disciple (359) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas
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    Well, now I'm bummed. :slight_frown:
     
  37. Nuggetz

    Nuggetz Devotee (427) Dec 5, 2012 Ohio
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    Saint Archer is great and a little underrated. They make some solid IPAs
     
  38. capnamerica

    capnamerica Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Arkansas

    The other two you mentioned should be the next to be canned though. :slight_smile:
     
  39. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Summit doesn't get nearly enough love here. Also, though they're only in MN at this time, Fulton is one that I think we'll be discussing a lot more in the years to come. They're not 'under-rated' so much as they just haven't hit the big radar yet, but they will.
     
  40. mtvolkens

    mtvolkens Initiate (180) Jan 23, 2015 Florida

    I'm a really big fan of a small brewery Due South down here in Florida. I believe I've had some FANTASTIC brews from there.
     
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